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News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. CST
News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. CST

Lawyers for the man charged with killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts are asking a judge to throw out evidence discovered during a faulty interrogation, including the victim's body. A court hearing is...

Tribe to argue against expansion of Dakota Access pipeline

Tribe to argue against expansion of Dakota Access pipeline

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other opponents are preparing to argue their case against a proposed expansion of the Dakota Access pipeline.

Daughter listed as witness in murder case against Iowa man

Daughter listed as witness in murder case against Iowa man

The adult daughter of an Iowa City man charged with killing his wife is included on a long list of potential prosecution witnesses.

Judge overturns firing of teacher in black baby doll case

Judge overturns firing of teacher in black baby doll case

A judge has overturned the firing of a Cedar Rapids teacher who'd been criticized for how a black baby doll was left hanging in her classroom.

The Latest: Snow, icy conditions hit Northeast, South

The Latest: Snow, icy conditions hit Northeast, South

The Latest on winter weather (all times local):

Iowa Greyhound Park bets rise again, but future still dicey

Iowa Greyhound Park bets rise again, but future still dicey

Betting on races at Iowa Greyhound Park in Dubuque rose by 14% this year, but the park's future and that of greyhound racing still look dicey.

Leader of food security nonprofits to head World Food Prize

Leader of food security nonprofits to head World Food Prize

A woman who has led nonprofit organizations focused on global food security and the impact of climate change on agricultural productivity is the new president of the World Food Prize Foundation.

Monument marking Fort Madison battlefield installed

Monument marking Fort Madison battlefield installed

A monument marking a battlefield where 23 soldiers died has been installed in Fort Madison.

Police ID man who fell at Iowa State stadium onto fans below

Police ID man who fell at Iowa State stadium onto fans below

Authorities have released the name of a man who was injured in a fall from the upper level of Iowa State's Jack Trice Stadium onto fans below.

As snow moves toward East Coast, bitter cold hits Midwest

As snow moves toward East Coast, bitter cold hits Midwest

Much of the snow that was supposed to fall in the Midwest has come down and now it's time for the main event: Record-breaking cold.

Safety violations found after attacks at Iowa psych hospital

Safety violations found after attacks at Iowa psych hospital

Regulators have found serious safety violations at a state-run psychiatric hospital in Iowa where several combative patients have assaulted employees.

Authorities say Iowa worker died at Nebraska burn center

Authorities say Iowa worker died at Nebraska burn center

Authorities say a man burned in a fire at a northwest Iowa hog confinement has died.

2 people found in

2 people found in

State and county officers are helping investigate the deaths of two people in the central Iowa community of Webster City.

Couple accused of stealing from his mom plead guilty

Couple accused of stealing from his mom plead guilty

A Dubuque man and his wife accused of stealing more than $200,000 from his disabled mother have pleaded guilty to federal charges.

Man charged with 1st-degree murder convicted of lesser crime

Man charged with 1st-degree murder convicted of lesser crime

A man charged with first-degree murder in Linn County has been found guilty of a lesser charge, involuntary manslaughter.

Still a chance? 2020 longshots insist race is up for grabs

Still a chance? 2020 longshots insist race is up for grabs

Voters will cast ballots for the Democratic presidential primary in less than three months, and the field of candidates remains crowded.

Snow, bitter cold expected in Nebraska and Iowa

Snow, bitter cold expected in Nebraska and Iowa

Snow and bitter cold is expected across much of Nebraska and Iowa at the start of the work week.

Iowa man, 18, gets 100-year sentence for 8-month-old's death

Iowa man, 18, gets 100-year sentence for 8-month-old's death

An 18-year-old Iowa man has been sentenced to up to 100 years in prison for the death of his 8-month-old daughter after he pleaded guilty to several charges.

Chicago suburb names post office in honor of Tuskegee Airman

Chicago suburb names post office in honor of Tuskegee Airman

A suburban Chicago post office has been named in honor of a member of the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen who flew scores of missions in World War II.

Iowa man accused of tearing down, burning LGBTQ flag

Iowa man accused of tearing down, burning LGBTQ flag

An Iowa man has been charged with a hate crime after police say he torn down and burned an LGBTQ flag hanging outside a Des Moines bar.

Police: Man arrested in Las Vegas for Des Moines killing

Police: Man arrested in Las Vegas for Des Moines killing

Police say a man has been charged in the killing last month of a Des Moines man.

Iowa law enforcement warns residents of phone scam

Iowa law enforcement warns residents of phone scam

Iowa law enforcement officials are warning of a phone scam by people posing as Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation staff.

Top Iowa aide to Steyer's campaign resigns after AP report

Top Iowa aide to Steyer's campaign resigns after AP report

A top Iowa aide to businessman Tom Steyer has resigned a day after The Associated Press revealed he had privately offered campaign contributions to local politicians in exchange for endorsing Steyer's White House bid.

The Latest: Bloomberg reaches out to senior Iowa Democrat

The Latest: Bloomberg reaches out to senior Iowa Democrat

The Latest on Michael Bloomberg opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential bid (all times local):

Allegiant says it will base 2 planes at Des Moines airport

Allegiant says it will base 2 planes at Des Moines airport

An airline says it plans to base two planes in Des Moines, bringing jobs and possibly new flights to the city's airport.

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

By ARIJETA LAJKA and BEATRICE DUPUY Associated Press

Ames police arrest man suspected of fatal stabbing

Ames police arrest man suspected of fatal stabbing

Ames police say they've arrested a man suspected of fatally injuring his roommate at their apartment.

Union: Deal reached for General Mills plant in Cedar Rapids

Union: Deal reached for General Mills plant in Cedar Rapids

Union leaders say they've reached a tentative contract agreement for more than 500 workers at General Mills' processing plant in Cedar Rapids.

Court: Iowa college can't count value of Grant Wood panels

Court: Iowa college can't count value of Grant Wood panels

The Iowa Supreme Court says a small liberal arts college in Cedar Rapids must continue to classify seven Grant Wood paintings as restricted gifts that cannot be sold.

Court rules against life inmate who says he died already

Court rules against life inmate who says he died already

The Iowa Appeals Court has ruled against a convicted killer who says he "died" during a medical emergency and thus fulfilled his life sentence.

Woman hospitalized after fire at Waterloo home

Woman hospitalized after fire at Waterloo home

Authorities say a Waterloo woman was taken to a hospital after a fire at her home.

University of Iowa wants to buy more land in North Liberty

University of Iowa wants to buy more land in North Liberty

The University of Iowa wants to buy more land in North Liberty.

Group says $25M grant will fund dam removal in Des Moines

Group says $25M grant will fund dam removal in Des Moines

A regional group says it has received a $25 million federal grant to help pay for the removal of a low-head dam in Des Moines and improvements to access points along the Des Moines River.

Meredith foundations give $3M for Drake journalism building

Meredith foundations give $3M for Drake journalism building

Two foundations affiliated with the Meredith Corporation are giving Drake University $3 million to fund renovations to a building housing the Des Moines school's journalism program.

Iowa Supreme Court takes appeal of governor jet ride case

Iowa Supreme Court takes appeal of governor jet ride case

The Iowa Supreme Court will take an appeal of an Iowa attorney who challenged a 2017 flight Gov. Kim Reynolds and her family took on a private jet to a football game in Memphis, Tennessee.

Police say wounded man died at Davenport hospital

Police say wounded man died at Davenport hospital

Authorities say a man wounded in a shooting died at a Davenport hospital.

College president taking steps to address racism concerns

College president taking steps to address racism concerns

The University of Northern Iowa president says he's forming a committee to address minority and other students' allegations of systemic racism on the Cedar Falls campus.

Cedar Rapids workers reject latest General Mills offer

Cedar Rapids workers reject latest General Mills offer

General Mills and union officials say they'll meet Thursday to work on a contract that would avert a strike following the union's rejection of the company's latest offer for the Cedar Rapids plant.

Man with felony convictions pleads guilty to voting charge

Man with felony convictions pleads guilty to voting charge

A 68-year-old man with felony convictions who voted last November has pleaded guilty to election misconduct in eastern Iowa.

Man accused of ATM card scheme takes plea deal

Man accused of ATM card scheme takes plea deal

A man accused of using bogus cards to steal money from ATMs in the Cedar Rapids area has taken a plea deal.

Grassley: Whistleblower anonymity in laws should be honored

Grassley: Whistleblower anonymity in laws should be honored

Sen. Chuck Grassley doesn't agree with calls from President Donald Trump and other Republicans to reveal the identity of the whistleblower who first reported concerns about Trump's dealings with the Ukrainian...

Court: Former Ottumwa police sergeant firing was justified

Court: Former Ottumwa police sergeant firing was justified

The Iowa Court of Appeals says an Ottumwa police chief and the local civil service commission were right to fire a police sergeant for failure to be truthful during an internal investigation into a January 2017 arrest.

Propane suppliers struggle to meet rural demands

Propane suppliers struggle to meet rural demands

Officials say a late harvest, wet corn and the fall chill have combined to multiply demand for propane in Iowa and other states.

2nd ex-employee sentenced for credit card scam at hotel

2nd ex-employee sentenced for credit card scam at hotel

Another former employee has been given probation for using guests' credit cards for a scam at a Sioux City hotel.

Extra money for Warren County project not approved

Extra money for Warren County project not approved

A proposal to spend an additional $3.5 million to build a Warren County courthouse and justice center has fallen short of approval.

Iowa man sentenced for torturing family dog

Iowa man sentenced for torturing family dog

A northeastern Iowa man has been sentenced to 30 days in jail - all but seven days of it suspended - for torturing the family dog and making his children watch a video of the torture.

New rule would bar Iowa regents from betting on their teams

New rule would bar Iowa regents from betting on their teams

Members and employees of the governing board for Iowa's public universities could soon be barred from gambling on the college teams they help oversee.

How top 2020 Democrats are trying to win over union members

How top 2020 Democrats are trying to win over union members

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' natural constituency has long been working Americans, and appealing to union members is key to his presidential aspirations.

Iowa insurance group wants $22,000 for access to settlements

Iowa insurance group wants $22,000 for access to settlements

An Iowa government insurance program under fire for spending lavishly on out-of-state travel says it would cost $22,000 for the public to see how it's been using money to settle recent legal cases.

Supreme Court to decide if farm pollution lawsuit continues

Supreme Court to decide if farm pollution lawsuit continues

The Iowa Supreme Court has put on hold a lawsuit by environmental groups that claims the state isn't doing enough to control farm pollution of a major river used for drinking water and recreation.

Iowa medical board to consider allegations against 'Dr. Doe'

Iowa medical board to consider allegations against 'Dr. Doe'

The Iowa Board of Medicine is expected to decide whether to continue investigating a teenage patient's allegations that a Council Bluffs doctor sexually abused her during medical examinations.

Man convicted of manslaughter, not murder, for fatal beating

Man convicted of manslaughter, not murder, for fatal beating

A 19-year-old man charged with first-degree murder in northeast Iowa has been found guilty of a lesser crime.

Foundation buying state 4-H camp in central Iowa

Foundation buying state 4-H camp in central Iowa

The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation says it's buying Clover Woods Camp & Retreat Center from the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

Fire chief accused of being drunk while driving ambulance

Fire chief accused of being drunk while driving ambulance

A central Iowa fire chief has been accused of being drunk while driving an ambulance and taking a patient to a hospital.

Firefighters find body inside northwest Iowa house

Firefighters find body inside northwest Iowa house

Authorities say a man's body was found by firefighters inside a northwest Iowa house.

Man in gym program fraud case must repay victims $8 million

Man in gym program fraud case must repay victims $8 million

An Iowa health coach accused of defrauding more than 100 people out of millions of dollars by getting them to invest in a gym and fitness program has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison and must pay...

Iowa, city to pay $80K for illegal search of parolee's home

Iowa, city to pay $80K for illegal search of parolee's home

The state and the city of Boone have agreed to pay $80,000 to an Iowa drug suspect who was arrested after an illegal search.

Judge rejects plea deal in homemade cannon accident death

Judge rejects plea deal in homemade cannon accident death

A judge has rejected a plea deal for a man charged in the death of a woman hit in northeast Iowa by fragments from a homemade cannon.

Iowa governor appoints criminal justice reform committee

Iowa governor appoints criminal justice reform committee

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has named 14 officials to a committee she's created that will make recommendations for removing racial bias from the Iowa criminal justice system and help reduce recidivism among former offenders.

Care program supervisor takes deal in sex exploitation case

Care program supervisor takes deal in sex exploitation case

A man accused of sex abuse and sexual exploitation while supervising a care program in Davenport has taken a plea deal.

Man gets 10 years for fatally stabbing Sioux City roommate

Man gets 10 years for fatally stabbing Sioux City roommate

A man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for fatally stabbing his roommate in Sioux City.

Man gets 18 months for defrauding homeowners association

Man gets 18 months for defrauding homeowners association

A Marion man has been imprisoned for defrauding a homeowners association out of nearly $125,000.

5th suspect arrested in fatal Des Moines shooting

5th suspect arrested in fatal Des Moines shooting

Another suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting of man in north Des Moines.

Fire destroys central Iowa town's only grocery store

Fire destroys central Iowa town's only grocery store

A fire has destroyed the only grocery store in the central Iowa community of Ogden.

Police arrest suspect in fatal Cedar Rapids shooting

Police arrest suspect in fatal Cedar Rapids shooting

Authorities have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man in Cedar Rapids over the weekend.

2 people die after 2 vehicles collide on icy Iowa bridge

2 people die after 2 vehicles collide on icy Iowa bridge

Two people died after their vehicles collided on an icy Iowa bridge this weekend.

Student: Krispy Kreme told him to stop doughnut delivery

Student: Krispy Kreme told him to stop doughnut delivery

A Minnesota college student says Krispy Kreme has told him to stop making doughnut runs to Iowa.